Q1: Please describe what you have done in the past to serve the interest of Winnipeg dogs and dog owners - either in your own ward or in the city.
As a dog owner myself, I have appreciated and valued access to park space. I have not previously been in a position to assist directly in the promotion of this cause.Q2: Does your ward have an off-leash dog park? If not, do you know why not?
No, Little Mountain is the closest. The second part of the question would be better answered by the incumbent.Q3: If you are elected, will you increase the number of dog parks in your ward. If so how will you do that? If you have specific locations in mind, please identify them.
I am interested in listening to the ideas for best locations with members of your organization in order to improve access.Q4: Winnipeg lags behind many major Canadian cities in terms of the number and size of its off-leash areas, and level of service and amenities it offers dog park users. Why do you think this has happened? If elected, what would you do to change this?
As previously stated, incumbents may best answer why this hasn't been made a priority. My priority is to collaborate and find reasonable solutions.Q5: Do you support WINDOG’s model for Winnipeg off-leash dog parks? Please provide reasons. If so, what will you do to implement it? If not, why not?
Respondent skipped this question Q6: What specifically should the City do to create off-leash recreational space in older, well-established neighbourhoods?
Full consultation with stakeholders needs to be a priority. A good Councillor is someone who listens to many sides of an issue and proposes solutions. As Councillor I would support expanding services for dog owners and dogs in our major off leash parks and then reviewing future opportunities subject to budgetary supports.Q7: If you are elected, what specifically will you do to improve Winnipeg's existing off-leash areas? Please consider the park infrastructure, facilities, and type and level of service the city offers and give examples.
I am not an expert in off leash parks; however access to water, shade and maintaining the natural environment as much as possible.Q8: Winnipeg dog owners have been losing what little off-leash space they have, as it’s repurposed for other recreational users and for municipal profit through the sale and rental of off-leash space. If elected, what would you do to change this?
Making decisions about our City does not always include selling green space for profit. It would be my goal to support a balance so that dog owners,dogs and Community can enjoy and share off leash parks and green space.